Wednesday, May 22, 2013

His Wife

My imagination gets stirred up by things like this.
Was this the highlight of her life?
Did she wait for years to become his wife?
Did she request this, as her only epitaph?
Did he have an affair? and this was her final stand?
Was she a he? or he a she?
Were they finally allowed to marry?
Was he domineering? and considered her a possession?
Were they together 50 yrs or a day?
Do I need to get a life?  hahaha
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22 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Such pondering is where short stories and novels come from!

Teresa Evangeline/Bayou Summer said...

I love cemeteries and the intriguing bits of info on headstones. I would be asking the same questions... :)

Ashling said...

You need to write a book (or at least a story) about Miss Lillie!

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, Sure makes a person wonder, doesn't it???

Teresa, Ooh I figured you would. The bits of info just lend itself to question their lives, their stories.

Ashling, I'm thinking several could be written, just not by me!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

I do the same thing in cemeteries. So many stories, not told.

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, Ooh yes! So many stories, so much history and I think "life"...

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

I can just imagine her from the afterlife.

"Really, Jeff? I told you to put 'Beloved wife, mother, and friend', but you couldn't shell out the cash for the extra letters? You always were a cheap ass!"

Randy said...

Interesting post.

turquoisemoon said...

Kellie, Oooh funny! The thing is...when you see something like this, you can create your own story.

Randy, Different maybe, but true.

Lisa said...

You could write a story based on all those suppositions. Wow. You get attracted to the same things I do.
His wife. Just who was 'he' ? Lisa x

turquoisemoon said...

Lisa, OOh yes! Who is he??? I never even thought of that??? I wish I was a writer, but I'm not...
Go for it!!!

Dee said...

Dear Turquoisemoon, maybe that epitaph is simply the height of male chauvinism! Peace.

ellen abbott said...

it was probably the only identity she had.

turquoisemoon said...

Dee, That time-frame is about right. The Leave It Beaver era..June Cleaver.

Ellen, It must be, but you just wonder why??? Like Dee said, the height of male chauvinism...

Introverted Art said...

ha, there is a guy's headstone next to where my mother-in-law is buried whose epitaph is something really disgusting and hateful towards his ex-wife... talk about that's all you have to say for posterity

turquoisemoon said...

Ooh Ana!!! my gosh!!! he really took it to the grave. I love going to these places. You see some very interesting things???

Linda Myers said...

I love epitaphs. Exploring family tombstones during the last couple of years, my great grandmother's, in western Nebraska, says, "Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid." Was she miserable in life? As a pioneer woman, maybe so.

turquoisemoon said...

Linda, Ooh I have such a thing about pioneer woman. Do you know much about her?? Those were such brave women, but life couldn't have been happy. Just couldn't have...

Linda Myers said...

Here's a little bit about her, from a road trip we took two years ago.

turquoisemoon said...

Would love to hear about it!

Sandy Jorgensen said...

That is so funny! If you're still alive and I'm gone, don't let this one go on my grave.

turquoisemoon said...

Sandy...hahaha!!! No way.... I would mosaic over it if I had too!